About Us

Chandlers Chatters Playgroup/Preschool was established in 1971 and has been successfully running ever since.

We operate in a local Community Centre and are a pack away provision. We provide a safe, secure, happy and stimulating environment where we value all children as individuals and are passionate that they all reach their full potential and want to give them the cultural capital they need for their ongoing journey. The garden is easily accessed from the hall where the children can use their imagination on our outdoor stage, make mud pies in the mud kitchen, search for bugs and insects and grow vegetables. Play in the gazebo, where we also have story time or enjoy balancing on our tyres and beams. We encourage the children to free flow between inside and out.

We follow the Early Years Statutory framework for the Foundation stage which includes seven areas of learning ensuring that all children meet the necessary requirements before starting school.

We work closely with our team at Early Years and other outside agencies which include our Area Special Educational Needs team, Physios, Paediatricians, Psychologists, Speech and Language and Behaviour Management.

We have a good relationship with our local Primary School making your child’s transition into mainstream School that much easier.

We have an open door policy where Parents are welcome to come and see us at any time if they have any concerns regarding their child. If you would like to put your child’s name on our register please contact Sue Allen (Manager) on 07494301024 or email

Our Staff

We have ten members of staff, 6 have Level 3 Childcare Qualifications, 2 have NNEB’s, 1 has Level 2 Childcare Qualification and one has SEN qualification. We also have First Aid Qualifications and many others. We are a friendly team, where most have worked together for a number of years. Every day we have sufficient staff to meet the EYFS requirements for adult/child ratio which is of 1:5 for 2 year-olds and 1:8 for 3/4 year olds.

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